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Compensation & Benefits

Social Security Administration no-match letters are back

01/29/2019
SSA no-match letters will be sent out for any discrepancy found on W-2 forms, whether or not the employer uses the government’s online E-Verify employment eligibility verification system.

4 key benefit trends to watch for in 2019

01/25/2019
Some of the benefit trends to watch this year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

Study: Wellness programs depend on leaders’ support

01/22/2019
Employee wellness initiatives are more successful when organizational leaders are visibly supportive and involved, according to a new study of 1,000 employers.

Snapshot: Employers offering paid parental leave

01/22/2019
Paid parental leave is the law in a few states, but many employers now offer it as a matter of policy.

Economy recovered, but retirement savings didn’t

01/22/2019
The retirement savings levels of working-age Americans remain deeply inadequate despite the economic recovery, according to a study by the nonprofit National Institute on Retirement Security.

Regulations galore from the IRS, DOL and HHS!

01/17/2019
Here are digests of proposed regulations and related guidance issued by the IRS, the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services.

In the Payroll Mailbag: February ’19

01/17/2019
Are expenses paid directly to third parties still taxable? … Are parking stipends excludable as transportation fringes?

Walkin’ on sunshine (once we spring forward)

01/17/2019
Daylight-saving time begins at 2:00 a.m., March 10, 2019.

‘Fair reading’ of FLSA exemptions gets a test drive

01/17/2019
In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Encino Motors v. Navarro that exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act should be given a “fair reading,” instead of a narrow construction. Two federal appellate court decisions have put their stamp on just what counts as a fair reading.

Special analysis: Free lunch or employer heartburn?

01/17/2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s extension of the 50% corporate deduction limit to convenience meals shines a new light on these meals and has allowed the IRS to refine its previous guidance.